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More than 600 arrested in lengthy SA anti-gang operation (San Antonio, TX): More than 200 confirmed San Antonio gang members were taken off the streets during a months-long operation by the San Antonio Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service that recently came to a close.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 13, 2014

Harris County Sheriff's Office to relaunch gang task force for Houston-area schools (Houston, TX): There's an effort underway to reduce gang violence in school districts around Harris County. The Sheriff's Office is working on an agreement with the districts to keep violence in check.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: November 13, 2014

Denison Practices Gang Prevention (Denison, TX): A national law enforcement program is being implemented right here in Texoma to show kids just how dangerous gangs and gang violence can be. News 12 checked in on Scott Middle School to see the impact that the program is having on kids.
Source: KXII 12 News    Date: November 12, 2014

Group Wants to Challenge Gang Injunction (San Antonio, TX): A group on San Antonio’s East Side claims the local government is violating its civil rights. The group, led by former civil rights attorney James Myart, is considering filing a class action lawsuit against the 2012 gang injunction in the Wheatley Heights area.
Source: Fox 29 News    Date: November 11, 2014

Texas teen arrested, pinned down by cop for refusing to remove 'gang-related' rosary (San Antonio, TX): A mother of an Amarillo teen says a police officer used excessive force when arresting her 14-year-old son for refusing to remove a rosary necklace, which local police claim could be construed as a gang symbol.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 5, 2014

San Antonio mayor's car hit in drive-by shooting; mayor not targeted (San Antonio, TX): Two people were injured and the mayor of San Antonio's car was damaged when it was caught in crossfire in a drive-by shooting on Monday involving rival gangs, police said.
Source: AOL News    Date: November 3, 2014

San Antonio gang member executed in triple slaying (Huntsville, TX): Former San Antonio gang member Miguel Angel Paredes was executed last week for his role in a 2002 slaying that left three people dead.
Source: San Marcos Daily Record     Date: November 2, 2014

Inner-city gangs are branching out to the suburbs (Houston, TX): One gang expert says the gangs' new trend isn't going away any time soon.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: October 31, 2014

Texas Executes Ex-Gang Member for Deaths of 3 (Huntsville, TX): A former gang member was put to death Tuesday evening for the fatal shootings of three rivals 14 years ago in San Antonio.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: October 28, 2014

San Antonio gang member faces execution (San Antonio, TX): A former San Antonio gang member set to die this week in Huntsville for a triple slaying 14 years ago has lost a federal court appeal.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: October 27, 2014

Houston-area gang member gets 14 years in slaying (San Antonio, TX): A former gang captain has been sentenced to 14 years in prison over the 2008 drug-related slaying of a prospective member in South Texas.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: October 17, 2014

Man accused of Houston middle school student's murder appears in court (Houston, TX): A man accused in the brutal murder of a middle school student made his first appearance in court Friday morning. Jose Granados-Guevara and two teenagers are accused of killing Jose Meraz in what investigators say was gang-related killing.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: October 17, 2014

Witness links gang to machete slaying of Houston teen (Houston, TX): Two weeks before Jose Meraz's body was discovered in the woods in west Houston, MS-13 gang members met and planned his killing, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 17, 2014

Capital murder trial begins in shooting death of Port Arthur lounge owner (Beaumont, TX): Judge Larry Gist heard testimony from the first witnesses in the capital murder trial of Brandon Dinh Tran — who is charged with the September 2012 shooting death of Hieu Huyen, the 62-year-old owner of Nikki’s Lounge — in the Drug Impact Court in the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex on Tuesday.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: October 14, 2014

Four arrested in alleged gang-related assault in Northeast El Paso (El Paso, TX): Four men face charges in an alleged gang-related assault in Northeast El Paso last month, police said. The El Paso Police Department Gang Unit began an investigation after officers responded to a shots fired call in the 3600 block of Keltner Avenue at 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 6.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 14, 2014

Ex-gang member turns life around, helps those battling addictions (Amarillo, TX): Luis Diaz was a teen when rival gang members in California shot him three times. Now, at 47, he’s bringing faith to the fallen in Amarillo. In the late 1980s, Diaz’s brother was slain in a hail of bullets on a fateful Super Bowl Sunday in Fresno, Calif., but Diaz was able to run away from the deadly melee.
Source: Amarillo Globe-News    Date: October 13, 2014

Operations Ome Ce, Stonegarden: Racketeering investigation 'disrupts' Barrio Azteca gang (El Paso, TX): When El Paso police, state troopers and federal agents carried out a series of raids last month, it was the culmination of a three-year investigation targeting the Barrio Azteca gang, which has been hit with repeated blows using a federal racketeering law created to break the Mafia.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 11, 2014

Man sentenced to 60 years in Aransas Pass teen's death (Corpus Christi, TX): The mother of a man sentenced to 60 years Wednesday for murder said her son is going to prison because gang members threatened to harm her and his brother if he spoke out.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: October 1, 2014

Jury deliberates in Aransas Pass murder trial (Corpus Christi, TX): Attorneys gave final pleas to a jury Tuesday in a murder trial at times emotionally charged by witness' fear of gangs. Jury deliberations will resume 9 a.m. Wednesday in 319th District Judge David Stith's court.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 30, 2014

Gang member sentenced to 262 months for sex trafficking (Dallas, TX): A Dallas gang member was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison Monday for the sex trafficking of children. Keith Williams, 25, also known as "Chucky Blood" and a documented member of the 59 Bounty Hunter Bloods gang in Dallas, pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a child in February 2014.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: September 29, 2014

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